Thursday, July 22, 2010



I am in the process of putting up a new website.  Keep in mind it is current a work in progress.

New web address.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dr. Riggs July/August Blog

Nutrition News:
  • Chocolate:  for all you chocolate lovers the good news is it may reduce heart disease and hypertension.
  • Green tea may help the eyes combat oxidative stress (glaucoma and other eye diseases).
  • Vitamin C may also help protect against glaucoma, while a high fat diet increasese the risks of macular degeneration.  It also helps decrease blood vessel growth to tumors.
  • Omega 3 (fish oils):  DHA- a component of Omega 3s may help destroy neuroblastoma cells.  Omega 3s may decrease chronic disease risks.  Fish oils may also expand brain volume and stave off mental decline.
  • Selenium may decrease diabetes risk.
  • Vitamin D:  is a key nutrient for skin cell growth and replacement.  A recemt study also showed that higher levels of vitamin D was associated with improved physical performance.
  • Resveratrol (in grapes) may help chronic colitis sufferers.
  • Obesity:  has been linked to the availability of unhealthy foods.  The spice saffron may help curb appetite by increasing serotonin levels.
  • Male Menopause:  low testosterone can cause low sex drive, low energy and decreased enthusiasm for life.  Levels drop as we age and this decline may have an impact on men's overall function, performance and longevity.    Male Hormone Replacement Therapy may help stave off the effects of age-related decreases in testosterone.
Medical ID Cards:
Medical ID cards (e.g., 911 Medical ID Card, 911 Medical ID Medallion) is a preprogrammed USB that holds all your medical information and opens up in a Windows based program.  If you have an extensive health history background, this can save you time and energy and provide valuable information quickly for health care providers.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

June/July Blog

Monday, July 5th we will be closed for the 4th of July

Sorry for any inconvenience.  If you have an emergency, please call the office for a contact number for off hours.  I will be in the area.

Not much of a blog this month since I have been in the process of moving.

SAFETY on the 4th.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.
  • Children and fireworks do not mix.
  • Drugs and fireworks do not mix.
  • Drugs and alcohol also apply to operating motor vehicles, boats, and any other motorized apparatus.
Be careful not careless and you will have a safe and healthy holiday.

I'm still getting good results with the LASER.  I like this modality.  I've helped nausea which was non-responsive to medical treatment (resolved in 2 treatments after 2 years of it). It has also helped/resolved:  carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, knee pain, shingles, weak muscles, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, wrist pain and stiffness, headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, bruises (decreased), pulled muscles, and other conditions.

May you holiday be safe and relaxing.  We all need time to disconnect.